Pentwater Getaway

Pentwater, Michigan is an historic village on west side of the state. It really is quite beautiful, in fact, it would be accurate to use the word “quaint” in your description. As a destination for a quick getaway, Pentwater has a lot to offer. There are so many options that many visitors decide to stay over.

lakeThe picturesque downtown stretches along the waterfront. The older, historic section is where the best independent shops are found. Everything from toys to tee shirts to upper shelf art galleries are there to explore. It is in that same historic district that some well known eateries are located. There are factions who vote for which bar has the best burger. They are both great. If you just want a snack, the ice cream stand or the coffee shops can fill the bill. One spot that is more difficult to find, but is well worth it, is Bortell's north of downtown. They have been serving up some of the best smoked fish in Michigan for several generations. There is a lot to see in downtown, fortunately Pentwater is a bicycle friendly place.

beach sandThe tree lined streets and nature areas around town add to the fun. For one thing, there are about 100 Geo Cache sites in town. Across the causeway is where the Pentwater Pathways are found. After all that, pause on the village green where Thursday evening band concerts have been a tradition for more than 50 years. Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention the water. Pentwater has it and plenty of it. The village sits on the outlet of the Pentwater River between Pentwater Lake and Lake Michigan. All that means this is a great place for water sports. You get everything from the Annual Fishing Derby, to luxury yachts, to the big “lakers” out on Lake Michigan. All that water means you have to choose which gorgeous beach for your snooze.

Obviously, there is more to do than can be covered on a day trip. Fortunately, the Inns and Bed & Breakfasts can make the visit even more memorable.